So, we almost passed on buying this house because I didn't think that I could fit a pool in the tiny back yard. Did a survey, talked to Zars pools in town, and it turns out I had 6 more feet than I realized. Silly developer put a masonry wall such that 6 ft of my property is on the other side of the wall. Well, I didn't want to mow it anyway.
Zars did a tremendous job of taking the existing patio, cutting into it and matching the material to look like it was there all along. Got the pool filled today, just in time to head out for Thanksgiving for a week. Remarkably, the water temp is 70, but I haven't been brave enough to dip a toe in yet.
I can't say enough about Zars as a pool company, and they worked with me when we realized that we missed a few details once we got into the house. We conceptualized a patio addition one weekend, the contract mod was agreed to on Monday, the framing went up on Tuesday, and Wednesday it was poured.
Let me know if you have specific questions about this pool. I assume a lot of you are familiar with Zars building standards.